A particularly nice version of the battery/electric pedal bike. Charges on the flat as well as down hill. Also nice looking, I wouldn’t be embarrassed to ride this to town.
I had the International Scout II for a while. I’d pay (something) to have one of these now. The International Wagonmaster. Alas I was too late.
Rendering from Luca Bar. One of the guys who does those neat‑o concept pictures that the bike mags use to illustrate their rumor filled, we have nothing substantial to report, previews of the next year’s bikes. This Moto Morini Corsaro Veloce is a fine example. Spend time looking under the projects tab.
Science and Technology
Plant galls. Um, er, not really villainous but then again, at the very least alien. Many excellent images to give nightmares to the gardeners in the audience.
Organism produced biofuel. A real step forward by Nippon and Hitachi using a single celled organism that lives in ponds. Uh huh, Jet A fuel from pond scum.
What the world eats in a week. This is what gluttony and parsimony look like. In a couple of cases the ratio of packaged vs. fresh food will surprise you. Also the variability in the costs. From the book “Hungry Planet” As much as I find the food interesting, the families are compelling element that keeps you looking.
Fuller versions from Time. Part I and Part II families and their groceries. Part III: markets and cooking.
What did you have for breakfast? The first meal of the day, without tableware.
Art, Images, and Design
Ballpoint pen, pencil, watercolor. Huge, gruesome, Grimm fairytale, delicate, and detailed all at once. Your myths and nightmares are served up by Caitlin Hackett.
Sick. Gotta love the gentle woodland creatures. Grickle. (Music — but that’s the point.)
Paperwar, Papierkrieg. Starting with a couple of paper airplanes and ending with, well, I won’t spoil the surprise. A brother and sister engage in an arms race in folded paper. I know almost nothing about the creators except that one of them is named Mattias and he wants to go to film school. (Yelling)
Wondering what is going to happen next. (SFW)
and that ends this week’s thrill ride